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Showing posts from March 9, 2014

Shawn's Irish Cream & St.Patrick's Day Tablescape

It's almost Saint Patrick's Day again!  Do you celebrate or do anything special?   We usually make some sort of Irish dish, either a stew or Colcannan as a side dish and always, always, always have homemade Irish cream.   We serve the Irish Cream over coffee flavored ice cream and crumble heath bars on top.  It's my favorite way to have Irish Cream.  I've made truffles with it as well and of course it's great in coffee too.  I've shared some tablescape pics from the past since we are in the midst of packing up and painting a new house.   May you live as long as you want, And never want as long as you live.  ~Irish Blessing~ Sources:   Centerpiece - floral swags of lilac and hydrangea on either side with a lattice planter full of roses in the center Plates- Green Transferware at my shop HERE Chargers- Spode Byron  Flatware - Barenthal Marbre Vert

Dining Room Updates ~ Brown Transferware Display

   For the past few weeks I have been in one of my 'decorating' moods, as Shawn calls them, where I am full of ideas and wanting to start, and finish, lots of projects and do some rearranging and redecorating.  I lay in bed at night thinking about what I'm going to rearrange or change the next day.   While working on  The Cosmopolitan project , our dining room played host to packing materials, lots of stacked boxes, and hundreds of dishes and it really became a mess.  I had pushed back some of my brown transferware collection and used the bookcase for miscellaneous pieces and it just got looking messy and unorganized so  I decided to move things around a bit.   The boys brought in a different dining table which I will show later.  It's an Old World looking trestle table.  I love it!   I added pads to and reupholstered my old dining chairs which is something I have put off for years.      I took all the transferware down from the case, washed it and th